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Can I get infected if a dog scratches me?

Friday, 17 October 2008
Answered by: Prof. A.D. Redmond
Professor of Emergency Medicine,
Keele University, Staffordshire,
U.K.

Q. I am a 53 years old diabetic. There are three dogs in the building where I live and I usually take care of them. They have been vaccinated against Rabies. Sometimes, they put my arm in their mouth or lick my feet and I get minor scratches from their unkempt nails. Would this create any medical complication for me?

A.  As a diabetic, your feet are very vulnerable to infection. Therefore, avoid saliva coming into contact with even minor wounds. Rabies is transmitted by a bite usually with transmission of infection into tissue damaged by the bite.

A.  As a diabetic, your feet are very vulnerable to infection. Therefore, avoid saliva coming into contact with even minor wounds. Rabies is transmitted by a bite usually with transmission of infection into tissue damaged by the bite.

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